January 8, 2000
Heidi Siegmund Cuda missed the boat with "Party Town Misses Its Millennial Moment" (Jan. 3). She claims Los Angeles "got caught with its pants down" because we had no massive New Year's Eve festival, and blames the empty streets on Y2K fears. Nonsense. (And did it occur to her that perhaps Pink's closed early due to those empty streets, not out of millennium panic?) Our sprawling metropolis has no central gathering place, and thus had no central celebration. Instead, we had a most American--and Californian--alternative: a wide array of choices.
June 18, 1989 |
A judge has declined to imprison a pensioner and his wife who robbed a bank at gunpoint because they couldn't afford their mortgage payment. Herbert Butler, 65, and his wife, Eleni, 61, admitted holding up a London bank last New Year's Eve in an effort to meet mortgage payments of $2,140 a month. They receive a monthly pension of $41. In Friday's decision, Judge Raymond Dean in Old Bailey Court gave the Butlers a two-year suspended sentence and let them go. "You are both of retirement age and must have been quite desperate to embark on that course of action," he said.
December 30, 1986 |
The business of renting party supplies is often a competitive one. But nowhere is it likely to be more so than on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Sherman Way. In that little corner of Canoga Park, two of the San Fernando Valley's leading party-rental outlets are just several doors away from one another. And the year-end holiday season is a big time for both. "We're friendly competitors," said Greg Kosct, owner of AA Rentals & Sales.
December 31, 1985 |
The same Southern California consumers who gave retailers a ho-hum Christmas season seem determined to celebrate this New Year's Eve, even though they are loaded with debt up to their funny party hats. But there is one important difference this year--many of those who party may be doing so sober.
December 27, 2009
ALAMEDA, CALIF. New Year's Eve on the USS Hornet When, where: Dec. 31, USS Hornet Highlights: Aboard this historic aircraft carrier, three dance floors come alive with big-band music as attendees get dance lessons, party favors and a panoramic view of San Francisco's skyline from the flight deck. There will also be a midnight countdown and a silent auction; the event is black-tie optional but period, swing and formal military attire are encouraged. Cost: $48 in advance, $55 at the door, optional buffet dinner is $55; proceeds benefit the USS Hornet Museum Info: www.uss-hornet.
January 12, 2013 |
I'm not one to make a gazillion New Year's resolutions. I've faltered too many times. Exercise every day? Up at 5:30 every morning to write or swim? Less time in front of the computer? Probably not going to happen. But it always takes a while for reality to kick in. The resolutions I do keep tend to be things I really long to do more than those I'd give anything to avoid. So, once a year, I'll sit down and muse about where I'd like to go, culinarily speaking, in the new year. It's thrilling to learn some new dishes, techniques or a new cuisine.
February 6, 1986
Those who zealously promote the right of everyone to possess firearms must have had special reason to party it up New Year's Eve. From the sound of things, in Eagle Rock at least, they now have quite a following of characters who chose to abuse their dubious right by shooting out the old year and shooting in the new. For about 10 creepy minutes on either side of midnight of the 31st, when all hell broke loose with the unmistakable sound of...
December 29, 1994 |
If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve without enduring the dumb snacks and drunken fools that mar so many parties, consider going to a restaurant. As usual, some of the top South Bay restaurants will be preparing special offerings for New Year's Eve. At The Depot in Old Torrance, chef Michael Shafer is offering several specials for New Year's Eve. One is a barbecued New York steak ($19.
January 7, 2000 | ,
The New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas ended up much more subdued than expected for the city's gaming companies--and a downright sobering event for their stockholders. Visitation to the Strip's big casino-hotels in late December fell far short of expectations, a situation that Wall Street had begun to sense early. Stock prices for the major operators began sliding in November and are still under pressure.